Ludwig's angina in children anesthesiologist's nightmare: Case series and review of literature

Maitree Pandey, Manpreet Kaur, Manoj Sanwal, Aruna Jain, Sunil Sinha

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Abstract

Ludwig's angina is potentially lethal, rapidly spreading cellulitis of the floor of mouth and neck. The anticipated difficult airway becomes even more challenging when it occurs in children. In children, the larynx is positioned relatively higher in the neck, and one does not have the option for blind nasal intubation or awake fiberoptic, which otherwise is the technique of choice in adult patients. We present the clinical course of 16 children and highlight various problems encountered during the anesthetic management of six children who required emergency surgical drainage under general anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-409
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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